Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan

PROS Plan Open House Update:

Approximately 50 people attended the Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan Update Open House meeting in the evening on Wednesday, September 25th, 2019. 

Residents engaged with staff about their ideas for Kenmore’s future park and recreation system and filled out a 3-quesiton survey.  They also submitted comments on the draft goals, recommendations and implementation projects. Materials from the meeting can be found here. The Online survey will be active until September 30. Staff will incorporate survey results and feedback received

in the Draft Plan that is scheduled to be reviewed by the Planning Commission and City Council this Fall/Winter.



2019 UPDATE OF THE PROS PLAN - Tell us what park and recreation facilities and programs you need most! Fill out this 3-question survey.


Public is invited to stop by a PROS Plan Open House on Sept 25th at Kenmore City Hall from 6:30 - 8:30pm.  


In March, the City received over 500 surveys from Kenmore residents that provided the CIty with great information about what your recreation, leisure, and park needs are. This first mailed survey was part of a statistically-valid survey process that was mailed out to a random sampling of residences throughout all areas of our city. If you received a survey and filled it out - Thank you! If you did not recive a survey, now is your chance to provide your input. Staff is conducting a follow-up survey through the end of September. Please fill out this three-question survey on line or at one of the Movies @ the Square or Summer Concert Series in August.


2019 City of Kenmore Parks and Recreation Survey Final Findings Report


Other ways you can weigh in is by providing your comments at the upcoming Public Open House this fall or by attending PROS Plan discussion items at the Planning Commission and City Council meetings. Stay tuned and follow this webpage for future information on the update!



The Kenmore City Council unanimously adopted the 2013 Park, Recreation and Open Space Plan (PROS) as a component of the City's Comprehensive Plan on Nov. 25, 2013. Over a period of seven months, the Kenmore Planning Commission conducted a series of meetings and considered comments received from over 900 Kenmore residents. The 2013 PROS plan represents the community's vision for parks and recreation facilities in Kenmore through the year 2035.

The PROS plan provides the policy framework to guide development of park and recreational facilities and includes recommendations on capital projects that would implement the community vision. Capital recommendations include acquisition of park land and open space, development of new and existing park properties and renovation of existing facilities. The recommendations emphasize waterfront access, need for active recreation facilities including athletic fields, linkages and connections to the waterfront and other key locations in the city, and the conservation of environmentally sensitive areas. Operational recommendations include sustaining support of park and recreation facilities and exploring opportunities to enhance management and maintenance activities.

The plan will be updated every five to six years so it remains current and reflects changes in community need.


Park, Recreation, and Open Space Plan

(adopted Nov. 25, 2013)


Front Cover PROs Plan

Table of Contents

Ordinance No. 13-0368


City of Kenmore Vision Statement

Section 1: Executive Summary

Section 2: Plan Context, Land Use, Geography, Demographics

Section 3: Classifications, Inventory and Level of Service

Section 4: Guiding Fundamentals and Policy Support

Section 5: Recommendations and Financing


Cover Sheet

Appendix A: Park Master Plans

Appendix B: Public Involvement

Appendix C: Habitat Conservation Element

Appendix D: Capital Improvement Program

Appendix E1: Prototype Development Cover Sheet

Appendix E2: Prototype Costs

Appendix E3: Estimated Project Costs Table

Last updated: Mon, 09/30/2019 - 12:20pm